Guilt-Free Snacks – Perfect for Tailgating or Social Gatherings

With football season within our midst, now is the perfect time to learn how to party smart. Whether a football game is home or away, it is pretty certain that you will gather with a group of friends to cheer on the Hokies!

Tailgating is the prime time to surprise your friends with delicious, nutritious, finger foods. Are you tired of macaroni salad from the grocery deli or potato chips with onion dip, but not sure what to make? Here are a few snacks that you will definitely not feel guilty for consuming:

  1. Fruited Chicken Salad: dress with a light or fat-free dressing and serve on whole wheat crackers or wheat bread
  2. Whole Wheat English Muffin Pizzas: just top each muffin half with pizza sauce and shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, then broil till the cheese is melted
  3. Guacamole and Salsa: served with wheat pita strips or baked tortilla chips
  4. Fruited Parfait: simply mix together low-fat vanilla yogurt, your fruit(s) of choice, granola, and nuts if desired.Be sure this is kept cold to avoid any foodborne illnesses.
  5. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies: made with dark chocolate chips, this tasty dessert keeps your heart happy
  6. Veggie Kabobs: perfect for tailgating, while providing many essential vitamins and minerals.Just grill the kabobs for ten minutes with a touch of olive oil.If you are not grilling, simply provide a light ranch dip for everyone to enjoy!

After enjoying these nutritious treats, walk over to Lane Stadium without feeling bogged down by fat and grease! Not tailgating? Well, these finger foods are perfect for any social gathering!

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